Eversley Cricket Club

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Commencement of Outdoor Training

19 Jun 2020

Commencement of Outdoor Training

 

Further to my communication on 11th June and in line with recent Government and ECB announcements we are pleased to advise that outdoor training will commence next week.

A huge amount of effort has gone into making this possible, we will learn from our first week & make improvements but we are confident that with everyone’s co-operation we will meet the guidelines around social distancing and hygiene.

All training will be on Cross Green (and in some cases the Pony Field), the mobile nets are being moved from Fox Lane to Cross Green to enable four nets to be available & practice strips are being prepared. (Please note that with this no individual training including use of the hard surface net will no longer be possible on a weekday evening).

A risk assessment has been conducted and will be posted on our website.

To meet social distancing requirements & the need to train in “bubbles” of a maximum of 1 coach with 5 juniors, the juniors will train in their age groups across Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday evenings. 

Your Age Group Managers will be advising you of which evenings and times that the age groups will train, the “Bubbles” in which the juniors will train within and other details.

Health & Safety is everyone’s responsibility and for the safety of everyone – the juniors, parents and not least the coaches it is essential that everyone understands the rules and adheres to them.

We require all parents to read and send an e-mailed acknowledgement of the attached Parental Consent Form to your Age Group Manager. Without this your child will not be allowed to train.

For age groups U7, U9 and U11 we require a parent of the child to remain at training.

For the first week we would like to see parents of all age groups remain at training.

In addition to the Parental Consent Form please also see attached a summary of how we will meet the ECB Guidelines.

Our intention continues to be to offer as much cricket as possible whilst ensuring we operate safely and within the Government and ECB guidelines.

I’d like to say a massive thank you  to the coaches and helpers who are making this possible.

The weather forecast looks terrific for next week – we look forward to seeing you.

We welcome feedback and now more than ever we need parents to support the club and get involved.

We have a “works party” making preparations tomorrow/Saturday at 10.30 – please come along and help if you can.

 

Dave Howorth

Head of Colts Cricket